Every SENTIENT product is crafted with the most quality-driven and sustainable vegan leather alternatives available, carefully selected to avoid harm to animals, to human health, and to our planet. Our materials contain no animal-derived ingredients.
A new groundbreaking material that aligns seamlessly with SENTIENT’s ethos of redefining design with warmth and humanity.
Mirum represents a significant leap towards sustainability, offering a versatile canvas for our craftsmen to work their magic. With Mirum, we’re not just creating handbags; we’re crafting experiences that resonate deeply with the essence of our brand. Its innovative, eco-conscious composition mirrors our commitment to a more inviting, sustainable world.
IT'S 100% NATURAL ZERO PLASTICS LOW CARBON RECYCLABLE BIONEUTRAL SUSTAINABLE AND BEAUTIFUL
The fashion industry plays a pivotal role in exacerbating pressing global challenges. Unethical labor practices, excessive production, inappropriate materials and techniques, and wastage have rendered it nearly impossible to make purchases of footwear, apparel, and accessories without inadvertently contributing to environmental harm, climate shifts, and societal injustices. At the heart of this material dilemma lies plastic derived from crude oil, a substance that lacks true circularity. It's imperative that fashion shifts away from its dependence on fossil fuels for creating textiles, foams, and synthetic leathers. Many touted "innovative" alternatives actually mask the use of high-impact plastics like polyurethane (PU) and bio-polyurethane (bio-PU), which either originate from or rely on petrochemical refining processes.
FROM MOTHER EARTH WITH LOVE
We launched our vegan leather ready-to-wear and accessories collections using Desserto® cactus vegan leather in 2021.
WHERE DOES CACTUS VEGAN LEATHER COME FROM?
In the state of Zacatecas in Mexico, Desserto® grows the cacti to create this sustainable and vegan leather in a fully organic plantation, meaning that no pesticides or herbicides are used for its harvest. The cactus plantation is USDA certified.
SUSTAINABLE USE OF TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS AND CLIMATE ACTION
By working with native cacti to the region, the plantation matches biodiversity and blends with wild flora. The harvesting techniques used stimulate the microflora and microfauna in the ground which are maintained without damage, and wildlife like hawks find a favorable environment that provides food.
Irrigation systems are not needed since cacti grow with rain water and earth minerals (which are rich in Zacatecas). The leather's water footprint is considerably lower than other alternatives and animal leather. It only takes 200 liters to grow one kilogram of cactus biomass with the water that is naturally absorbed by the plant itself from humidity present in the atmosphere.
Finally, cactus is a natural carbon sink, it has a great CO2 sequestering capacity. From the plantation's 14 acres, 8,100 tons of CO2/year are absorbed, while only 15.30 tons of CO2 are generated annually.